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The Breffni brief

We’re back in Championship action this coming weekend as the All-Ireland SFC Group Stage gets underway. Our Round 1 match in Group 2 is against Cavan on Saturday evening at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, where throw-in is 5pm, with Meath’s David Coldrick reffing it. For the first time in a long while for a Championship match involving us, there’s no […]

Brendan Harrison announces his retirement

It was announced a few hours ago that Brendan Harrison has retired from inter-county football. The official announcement on this from Mayo GAA is here. A stylish defender who was an integral part of the Mayo team that came so agonisingly close to All-Ireland glory against a Dublin team at the peak of their powers in 2016 and again in […]

Chatting with Ciaran Treacy – Mayo Football Podcast 2023 E8

Back in 2019, Ciaran Treacy scored the winning goal for Mayo against Kerry in the National League final at Croke Park. So where is he now? Mike Finnerty caught up with Ciaran last week to chat on the Mayo Football Podcast with the Ballina native who now lives in Abu Dhabi. They talked about his journey – on and off […]

In lieu of team news …

There we were today, licking our chomps in preparation at the announcement of Mayo’s match day 26 for Sunday. Would Paddy be back? Would Diarmuid be risked? And would Cillian feature on the bench? While there’s still time tonight for the team sheet to be published, I somehow doubt we’re going to see it with such alacrity on this occasion. […]

Another crack at the Kingdom

So, we’re at the Divisional final stage in this year’s National League and at Croke Park on Sunday we’re set to face off against Kerry for the Division One title. The match is live on TG4, throw-in is 4pm and Noel Mooney of Cavan is the ref. This pre-game piece usually takes the same form, comprising a gallop through recent […]

David Clarke retires from the fray

David Clarke today became the second Mayo player in as many days to announce his retirement from the inter-county scene. In doing so, the 37 year-old Ballina Stephenites clubman brings down the curtain on an incredible twenty-year stint as an inter-county player. The news was confirmed by Mayo GAA earlier on today (here). The announcement included a statement from the […]

Donie calls it a day

Donal Vaughan said today it was “with a heavy heart” that he was announcing his retirement from inter-county football at the age of 32. It’s a sentiment that many Mayo supporters will share, as another member of the consistently competitive team James Horan fashioned in his first tenure as Mayo manager calls time on his inter-county career. Having represented the […]

Checking out the Rossies

So, regardless of what has happened on the other side of the provincial draw, on Sunday we’re back in Championship action once again. This time we’re up against defending Connacht champions Roscommon with the match taking place at Dr Hyde Park. Throw-in on Sunday is 1.30pm and the game is being broadcast live on RTE2. Meath’s David Gough will ref […]

Five changes for Sunday

Earlier today we named our starting fifteen for Sunday’s pivotal National League Division One meeting with Monaghan at St Tiernach’s Park on Sunday (throw-in 2pm). Here’s the team we’re going with in Clones. Mayo: (NFL Division One v Monaghan 23/2/2020): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Lee Keegan (Westport); Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), Paddy […]